Simply, it was a Tireless Effort

May 4, 2011
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Simply, it was a Tireless Effort

Times Staff Report It took the combined strength of twenty East Boston and Chelsea residents to move a seven-foot tractor tire that has littered the beach of the Condor Street Urban Wild for at least a decade. But on Friday, during an Earth Day cleanup organized by the Environmental Chelsea Creek Crew (E3C) and...

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The Connector: A Green Light from the Mayor

May 4, 2011
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Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino added his considerable influence to the neighborhood effort for a greenway connector that will do so much to make this a better place to live. We applaud the mayor for his support. We welcome it. His voice, added to the crescendo of other voices seeking this improvement, is exactly...

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Meeting his Maker: Justice is Served

May 4, 2011
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Almost ten years ago, the search for Osama bin Laden began following the 9/11 catastrophe. Almost 3,000 innocents died that day, including a resident from East Boston, and what was even worse, the tragic affair began when two planes were hijacked out of Logan Airport. Fast forward ten years. President Barack Obama certainly showed...

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EBYC Claims 2011 Title

May 4, 2011
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After a fantastic season and an amazing playoff race to the championship, it was the East Boston Yacht Club and Bill Ash’s Lounge who remained standing in the 2nd Annual Finale of the East Boston Men’s Hockey League. A hyped up game, to say the least, featured two of East Boston’s most prominent hockey players to...

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Police Briefs 05-04-2011

May 4, 2011
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Monday, April 25 James Robert Piantedosi a homeless male was arrested and charged with shoplifting & resisting arrest. Tuesday, April 26 Sam Ruiz of 1Washington Street, Revere, was arrested and charged with possession & distribution of Class D drugs within 1000ft of a school Zone. Wednesday, April 27 Charles Parry of 6 Random Lane,...

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Obituaries 05-04-2011

May 4, 2011
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Angelina Deeb East Boston resident Angelina (Amorose) Deeb of East Boston died on May 2. The beloved wife of more than 63 years to George, she was the devoted mother of Elizabeth Deeb of East Boston, Thomas Deeb and his wife, Olga, of Revere; cherished grandmother of Kerri Ann Deeb and her mother, Jolene,...

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Supplier Seizes Cafe’s Beer and Wine License

April 28, 2011
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Supplier Seizes Cafe’s Beer and Wine License

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There is trouble brewing over the beer and wine license at 303 Cafe. Apparently, on April 1,  Sysco Boston LLC, a restaurant supplier, legally seized 303 Cafe’s beer and wine license due to an outstanding invoice for hot and cold Beverage containers that were ordered in August of 2007 prior...

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Orient Heights Residents Briefed on RSA Project

April 28, 2011
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Orient Heights Residents Briefed on RSA Project

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Massport officials were at the Orient Heights Neighborhood Council (OHNC) meeting Monday night to brief the community on the Boston Logan International Airport Runway Safety Area (RSA) Improvements Project. Massport plans to enhance the runway safety areas at the ends of Runway 33L and Runway 22R at Logan. At Monday’s...

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Menino Publicly Supports Proposal

April 28, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It seems the persistence of community activists lobbying for a greenway connector has paid off. Last Wednesday at a Boston Conservation Commission hearing, the Commission reviewed Massport’s permit application for a proposed Green Bus Depot at Logan International Airport and voted to grant an Order of Conditions (wetland permit) for...

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NOAH will Pay Tribute to Neighborhood Activists

April 28, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com East Boston’s Neighborhood of Affordable Housing will pay tribute to longtime residents and activists who have given much of their lives to the betterment of the community through their support of Trinity House programs. On June 22 at 5 p.m. at the Trinity House on Meridian Street, NOAH will honor...

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Massport Establishes Scholarship in Honor of Donna Rauseo

April 28, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Massport announced this week that  it has established a scholarship honoring the memory of the late Donna Rauseo, a long-time Port Authority employee and lifelong resident of East Boston. The $5,000 Donna Rauseo Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a young woman from East Boston who is graduating from...

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Richard’s is Reborn on London Street

April 28, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There was a time not so long ago when Richard’s Gift Shop, first on Bennington and later on London Street, was the place that many East Bostonians frequented as a one stop shopping mecca for novelties and gifts for occasions like Christenings, weddings and anniversaries. Now, after being closed for...

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The High Price of Gas

April 28, 2011
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Speculators and our leaders are letting us down The price for gasoline and heating oil this year reminds us all of how badly we are being served by the members of our national government. From the president down to the republicans all screaming for spending cuts in the national budget, there isn’t a person...

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Eastie Watch

April 28, 2011
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Belle Isle Seafood If you missed it, East Boston’s Belle Isle Seafood was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Channel show ‘No Reservations’ last week. Bourdain and company stopped by the Eastie seafood restaurant on the Eastie side of the Winthrop Bridge for one of Belle Isle’s famed lobster rolls. Needless to say Bourdain loved...

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Man of the Year: Congratulations, Buddy Mangini

April 28, 2011
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The party given for Buddy Mangini. this years Kiwanian of the Year, was a testament to Buddy’s good graces as a human being and as a well-known and highly respected member of this community. And so it came as no surprise that one of Buddy’s good friends, Revere City Councilor Tony Zambuto, had his...

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Major Player: Suffolk Enters into a Strategic Alliance with Caesar’s Entertainment Corp.

April 20, 2011
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Major Player: Suffolk Enters into a Strategic Alliance with Caesar’s Entertainment Corp.

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com In a move to show that they are serious about being one of possibly three resort-style casinos in the Commonwealth, owners of Suffolk Downs, Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, LLC have entered a strategic alliance with Caesar’s Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest operator of gaming properties. The agreement between the two companies...

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FinalExitNetwork Billboard Stirs Emotions

April 20, 2011
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FinalExitNetwork Billboard Stirs Emotions

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com There is a relatively new billboard that has stirred a certain level of controversy in the predominately Roman Catholic neighborhood of East Boston–a place where many believe assisted suicide goes against church doctrine. The billboard is on McClellan Highway on the southbound side across from the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Put...

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Alleged ‘Pipe Bomb’ Bank Robber Indicted in Federal Court

April 20, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com An East Boston man was charged last week in federal court with two counts of armed bank robbery and two counts of attempted armed bank robbery after he allegedly used fake pipe bombs to stick up three local banks. William DeVincenzi, 47, of Saratoga Street, East Boston was charged in...

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Three Students Earn the Chance to Study Marine Science in the Bahamas

April 20, 2011
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-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com Three East Boston students have joined eight other local area high school students on a trip to the Bahamas to study marine science. Dina Bahloul, 18, Jessica Andrade, 18, and Lee Huang, 18 will be in Bimini, Bahamas until April 23 where they will scuba dive and experience marine biology...

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The Easter Holiday: The Beginning of Better Things

April 20, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great East dinner and the children for the search for eggs filled with candy....

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Thanks Mr. Speaker: DeLeo Steps to the Plate

April 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has ordered his leadership to officially begin discussing an expanded gaming bill at the beginning of May. We applaud the speaker for beginning this important push. This comes as great news locally, as an expanded gambling bill passed this year would likely lead to a casino at Suffolk...

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Obituaries 04-20-2011

April 20, 2011
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John Pisano Former East Boston resident John J. “Shelly” Pisano, formerly of East Boston, died on April 15th at the V.A. Medical Center of Brockton following a long illness. He was in his 90th year. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Lynn YMCA and the Mass....

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Best Buddy – Mangini Named Kiwanian of the Year

April 13, 2011
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Best Buddy – Mangini Named Kiwanian of the Year

By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com It was an outpouring of support for the one man that has defined what it means to ‘give back’ to the community of East Boston. Last Friday at Spinelli’s in Day Square, the East Boston Kiwanis Club honored Albert ‘Buddy’ Mangini with the 2010-2011 Kiwanian of the Year award for...

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This Year’s Event Tops the $90,000 Plateau

April 13, 2011
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This Year’s Event Tops the $90,000 Plateau

-By John Lynds john@eastietimes.com The East Boston YMCA raised well above their goal of $90,000 at another successful annual breakfast last week. The breakfast, held last Thursday morning at the Logan Hilton, drew over 500 ‘Y’ supporters to the event to raise money for the agencies childcare programs and scholarships. A new addition to...

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